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Old 12-08-2012, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Vegas
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Found this cute? guy in my garage. He was probably about three inches long. Wondering if anyone knew what kind of caterpillar it was. Sorry for the bad quality.

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Old 12-08-2012, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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It's a snow snake. They craw up in you and freeze you to death.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:29 AM
 
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Was going to rep you and say thanks for the giggle, but I couldn't... So this will have to work!
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:43 AM
 
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I can tell you it's not a tomato horned-worm, which is a good thing. (Those little buggers can decimate a garden quickly.) The tomato-horned worm later turns into a very large sphinx moth.

Maybe your little guy is a butterfly? I saw what looked like a Monarch this summer, which I had not seen in years.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:35 PM
 
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Looks like a Sphinx chersis. I'm no expert ... just googled "Types of caterpillers in Las Vegas" and made a match:

http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/nvClarksphlar.htm

The resulting moth it turns into isn't that great looking .. almost scary looking:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphinx_chersis
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:36 PM
 
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How big is it? It's CREEPY!
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Vegas
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Looks like a Sphinx chersis. I'm no expert ... just googled "Types of caterpillers in Las Vegas" and made a match:

http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/nvClarksphlar.htm

The resulting moth it turns into isn't that great looking .. almost scary looking:

Sphinx chersis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thanks! I did a really lazy search on google than figured I'd try my luck here! I scooped it up on a paper plate and dumped it in a bush lol.

Took that picture right on top of it. Its pretty close to the actual size.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:32 PM
 
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kill it with fire.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:42 PM
 
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No, don't kill it. What a stupid response.
It will turn into a butterfly or a moth. Let it live and do it's thing.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:52 PM
 
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I keep looking at the picture and thinking it looks like it has been skinned!
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